Robert J. Presswood


LINCOLN- Robert J. Presswood, 72, passed away on August 5, 2021, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Robert was born on September 9, 1948, in Lincoln; the son of Ruben and Mildred (Lowery) Presswood. Robert married Nelda Mae Crocker on August 20, 1988, in Clinton. She preceded him in death on September 12, 2003.             

Surviving Robert are his children, Matthew J. (Trisha) Presswood, Julie Ann Benedict, James (Carol) Canady, Danny Canady, and Tim (Libby) Canady; his grandchildren, Karson Presswood, Cora Presswood, Aaron Durchholz, Danielle Canady, Colton Benedict, Ayiana Benedict, Matthew Canady, Phillip Canady, Tyler Canady, Lindsey Canady, Lauren Canady, and Carter Canady; and his three great-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Robert was employed for 42 years at the Lincoln bottle factory. He was also an avid International tractor collector and was a member of the Land of Lincoln Antique Tractor Club.

Robert was a perfectionist; he was known for his attention to detail when it came to repairs and maintenance. There was truly nothing that his children could break that he couldn’t fix. Above all else, Robert loved his family, adored his grandchildren, and cherished his dogs.

Services for Robert will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, with the Rev. Mark Thompson officiating. Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 8, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.  Burial will follow the services at Harmony Cemetery, Beason, Ill., where full military rites will be accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post #263.

Memorials may be made in Robert’s name to Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln, or The Humane Society of Logan County.

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